WWelcome to Carlisle Diocese

We look after 351 churches and 105 schools, from Barrow in Furness to Bewcastle and Nicholforest, from St Bees Head to Stainmore.

Our mission:
By God's grace to grow God's Kingdom in Cumbria.

Our vision:
To see our Churches growing Disciples of all ages.


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Queens 90th Birthday Celebrations
Posted Wednesday 25 May 2016
St Paul's Church, Grange-over-Sands - Queens 90th Birthday Celebrations

The Wordsworth Singers
Posted Wednesday 25 May 2016
The Wordsworth Singers - Cumbria Life 'Choir of the Year 2015' at Lanercost Priory on ...

Cathedral Events June 2016
Posted Tuesday 24 May 2016
Events at Carlisle Cathedral


Church set to reopen after a £250,000 ...
Posted Tuesday 24 May 2016
A special service will mark the reopening of a Cumbrian church following a £250,000 ...

Church’s £1.5 million plans approved by planners
Posted Monday 23 May 2016
Leaders of a Carlisle church are delighted that their ambitious plans for a £1.5m ...

Future plans for Church House in Carlisle
Posted Thursday 19 May 2016
The Diocese of Carlisle – the Church of England in Cumbria – has been in detailed ...

Michelle's marathon efforts raise thousands ...
Posted Thursday 5 May 2016
The Rev'd Michelle Woodcock, Team Vicar for Finsthwaite, Haverthwaite and ...

2,000 souvenir books distributed to mark the ...
Posted Wednesday 20 April 2016
Church leaders have distributed 2,000 free copies of a special souvenir book across Cumbria, ...


A short film which explores the work of the Diocese of Carlisle's network of charity shops, OpShops. It comes as our sixth shop - in Penrith - prepares to open.
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GGod for All

A fresh way to help everyone in Cumbria discover more of God and His purpose in their lives, and to encourage churches to be vibrant and loving communities serving and worshipping God.

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AA prayer for those affected by the Cumbrian floods

Creator God, we remember at this time all those whose homes and communities have been damaged by flooding in Cumbria.

In the name of Jesus we give thanks for the courage and dedication of the emergency services who have come to the help and rescue of all in need.

We celebrate the kindness of neighbours in caring for the most vulnerable.

Lastly, we ask in the power of your healing Spirit to rebuild not just the physical communities which are coping with many problems today but also to give us a sense of trust in your goodness through the kindnesses of one another, in Your Holy Name.